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Murcia Things to Do

  • Santa Clara

    One of the most important monuments in Murcia is this monastery, coming from the 14th century. Built in location of a former Muslim alcazar, the remains were preserved, adding Muslim details to a Gothic cloister and a Baroque church.Nowadays it houses also the museum of Santa Clara.

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  • Archaelogical Museum

    It's free to enter, but it needs a little bit of something that I didn't have - time. It has one of the best collections of pre-history in Spain.

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  • Cathedral

    An astonishing monument, this cathedral mixing three styles - Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic. Its facade and bell tower are absolutely impressive.Its richness is due to the several centuries that lasted its construction - started in 1394 it was only finished in 1791, with the successive styles joining the construction in perfect harmony.

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  • San Esteban

    This church built in the transition from the 15th to the 16th centuries was demystified, and it is now used for exhibitions of art, mainly Baroque altarpieces and images, its visit being conditioned by that use.

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  • San Pedro Church

    As many other in Spain and Portugal, this Catholic church replaced a muslim mosque in the 13th century, however, the actual building was started in the 17th and finished in the 18th centuries. That's, maybe, the reason why it mixes Renaissance details with Baroque, with a rich interior.

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  • Punic wall

    Flanking Veronicas market a delimited place is signposted as "a Punic wall". Well, there's a very old wall with not much to see or to understand. Excavation seem to go on, so maybe... one day...

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  • Veronicas Market

    Close to the river, a market built in the beginning of last century keeps being used, with important role in local distribution. Vegetables, fish and meat are regularly sold, in a place where some works in 1975 to improve the inner conditions didn't harm its Modernist look

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  • La Glorieta de Murcia

    The old Arab Alcazaba was a palace by the river, strategically located out of the centre to easy the escape, if needed. In 1266 it was conquered by the Christians, but the palace remained until 1500. After that, large transformation gave place to a large rectangular square, limited by City Hall and the Archbishop's palace. Too statues and lots of...

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  • Ayuntamiento

    Lining Segura river, Glorieta, a rectangular and flourished square, with Belluga cardinal's statue, is backed by the beautiful building of City Hall, with the palace of the archbishop closing one of the tops. With a Neoclassic facade, the palace was built in 1848.

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  • San Miguel

    As usual in Baroque, a discreet exterior hides a rich interior in many monuments. That's the case of San Miguel, a church built by the end of the 17th century, a church that you must enter.

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  • Santa Catalina

    Giving name to one of the most beautiful squares in Murcia, Sainte Catalina church is one of the oldest in town. It was built in the 16th century, from a Muslim mosque, in Mudejar, a compromise between muslim and occidental architecture. Some other nice elements compose this historic square, with evidence to Ramon Gaya museum and La Union and Fenix...

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  • Arcebishop's Palace

    In Cardenal Belluga square, next to the cathedral stands the Episcopal Palace. It is a must in the architecture of the 18th century in Murcia. Several expert from other cathedrals collaborated in its construction. It is made up of two joined buildings, the so called Martillo (hammer) and the main body, clearly influenced by Italian Manerism. The...

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Murcia Hotels

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  • El Churra

    I flew from the US to Madrid and then immediately on to Alicante, then a bus to Murcia and a short...

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  • AC Murcia Hotel

    Because Murcia is very close to my hometown,I never stayed in a hotel in here. But I'll show you...

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  • Hesperia Murcia

    After driving into the city at around midnight, off-season, we were a bit surprised that the first 3...

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Murcia Restaurants

  • Good Pizza

    It looked fine and... it was. With a strange name - Italian, for sure - it served us a very good pizza, and a good sandwich in a nice ambiance.It was our only meal in Murcia, with a positive impression.

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  • Great Local Cuisine!

    This nice restaurants is one of best in the city,it is located in the Old Town not far from the Cathedral.It has some very nice variety of local and international cuisine and the service was very good and eficient also.The price is a little bit expensive comparing with other restaurants in the old town.Here I'll tell you also some of best places to...

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  • The Best "tapas" from downtown

    This place has an unusual ambiente because its dinner room is full of plaints that the owner take care with pasiýn and dedication. The food and wines are very good and the service is excelent. People are very kindy there. I believe it is cause the waiters. My favorite dish is the salmon. Marvillous.........But the others "tapas" are also very...

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Murcia Nightlife

  • Fastfood and movies

    This leisure center opened its doors in the year 2000. There are 10 movie theaters and a lot of fast food restaurants. If you like movies and fastfood this is the place to be.

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  • Walk in Christmas

    As said before the weather is very nice. You can walk on the streets at night even in Christmas ... This view is Plaza Santo Domingo during last Christmas.

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Murcia Transportation

  • Had you seen a taxi?

    Taxis, trying to find a taxi here is not easy, lucky there is plenty of busses and the city is relatively small, you can go anywhere in the city within an hour walk. There are taxis, but only in three or four taxi stations in the city. At lunch time most of them are gone and at night only a few of them work. So if you are comming to murcia be ready...

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  • Latbus

    Latbus is the company that provides the public transport for the Murcian region. You never have to wait very long for the next bus. Its not expensive and most of the time busses are on time and they take you everywhere in the Murcian region.

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  • Murcia bus station

    Avery easy and comfortable way to travel to Murcia is by bus. Spain has a whole network of bus lines that connect all the cities and even smaller places. One of the bus companies that provide this service is ALSA.

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Murcia Shopping

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  • A bit of everything

    Just behind the El Corte Ingles, you find a kind of market. Here you can buy jewelry, clothes, music and much more.

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  • Calle Jabonerias

    This is really one of the nicest shopping streets of Murcia. Located in the heart of the city. Lots of big designer names have a shop right here, maybe a bit expensive, but great for window shopping.

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  • Design and gadgets

    This shop is really special, here you find, furniture, paintings, gadgets etc. You can't mis it, look for the giant duck infront of the entrance.

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Murcia Local Customs

  • Let yourself go!!!

    On my holidays in Spain I've never noticed it before, but in Murcia I saw (and ate) so many delicious cakes, that I decided to try them out.

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  • Pastel de carne

    This is the local speciality of Murcia. When I saw it, I thought it was some kind of apple pastry, but surprise, surprise it wasn't. It was filled with delicious meat, tomato and egg. Very good, give it a try.

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Murcia Off The Beaten Path

  • Plaza Romea

    I couldn't see Romea theatre, under maintenance but could appreciate the nice square that faces it, with a few esplanades and restaurants whose density didn´t spoil the look of the square, with the palace of Gonzalez Campuzano now used as a tourist office.

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  • Fernandez Caballero

    Who was Fernandez Caballero? An old man whose statue in Romea place forced me to read, and discover that he was a local musician born in 1835, returning home in 1903 after a long and important work in Zarzuela music that he took around the world.To be honest, I must confess that I like Zarzuela, but couldn't identify any of his works. I will pay...

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  • San Bartolomé

    Dating originally from the 17th century, the church was rebuilt in the 19th and not much remains from the original. In the civil war most of its rich contents was stolen and only part of them could have been recovered and are displayed again.

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Murcia Sports & Outdoors

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    by Hosell Written Apr 13, 2005

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    This picture wat taken at SEGURA RIVER,well as you can see it is a small boy fishing in the river.This is one of numerous sports that you can do in Murcia!.

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Murcia Favorites

  • Administrative building

    In Cardenal Belluga Square, just opposite the cathedral, you will find this modern building, meant for administrative functions. Its modern architecture is remarquable among all the classic and Barroque buildings in the square.

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  • View to the Square Santo Domingo

    Traperías Street goes from the cathedral to the Square of Santo Domingo. Here you can find traditional boutiques as well as franchisees, along with the casino and some typical caf?s.

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